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Owing to the threat posed by Covid-19, the USC U.S.-China Institute has moved to online programs for spring 2020. Please click SUBSCRIBE above to get on our mailing list and to receive messages about these programs. If you need to reach us, please write to us at Thank you.

The USC U.S.-China Institute informs public discussion of the evolving and multidimensional U.S.-China relationship through policy-relevant research, graduate and undergraduate training, and professional development programs for teachers, journalists, and officials. It produces compelling public events, widely-viewed documentary films, and the popular magazines US-China Today and Asia Pacific Arts.

USCI was established in 2006 by USC President C.L. "Max" Nikias (then provost). In fall 2011, USCI became part of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, whose world-class programs include those on public diplomacy, new Chinese media, and economics reporting.



南加大美中学院于2006年由南加州大学校长 C.L. “Max” Nikias成立,是南加州大学重点初创项目。美中学院自2011年隶属于南加州大学安纳伯格传播与新闻学院。

Our Mission

Provost C.L. Max Nikias Announces the Establishment of the USC U.S. - China Institute

USCI is to have university-wide reach and to foster policy-relevant social science research. Innovations in the instructional program and effective public programming are also expected.
Like every other sector of American life, universities are getting the “China religion.” Building on a history of Pacific overtures, USC is positioning itself as the go-to institution for research on the symbiotic relationship between “us” and “them.”

USCI Executive Committee, 2017-2018
The Executive Committee, drawn from faculty across the university, helps to determine institute policies and priorities and plan conferences and other activities. Members of the committee serve with other faculty on the institute's various research funding committees.

Some of the top specialists on U.S.-China ties and trends in contemporary China serve on the institute's board of scholars. These distinguished individuals offer advice on a number of matters from research and event agendas to faculty recruitment.


We welcome questions, comments, and suggestions. You can reach us by phone, fax, mail, and through the form below.

Our contact information is:
Phone: 1-213-821-4382
Fax:       1-213-821-2382
Mailing Address:
USC U.S. – China Institute
3502 Watt Way, ASC G24
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281
United States of America


April 9, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for an online talk with Julia Strauss on her new book, which focuses on the period 1949 to 1954 and compares how the Communist Party in China and the Nationalist Party in Taiwan sought to consolidate their authority and foster economic development.

April 16, 2020 - 4:00pm

The USC U.S.-China institute presents a webcast with award-winning journalist Dexter Robert. His new book explores the reality behind today’s financially-ascendant China and pulls the curtain back on how the Chinese manufacturing machine is actually powered.